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The Virgin Suicides

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  • The Virgin Suicides (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) – Paperback (2011)
    by Jeffrey Eugenides

    The Virgin Suicides

    Paperback, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    2011
    256 pages

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    ISBN-13: 9781408825709

    The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters' breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives ... Show more

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Reviews of The Virgin Suicides

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Mandy143
by Mandy143 on Mar 4, 2010

A quick, dark read. If you saw the movie the book is even better. More

izabelazarow

An insightful suburban fiction

by izabelazarow on Jan 29, 2010

The novel by Jeffrey Eugenides is a very interesting read. The unique narration, that consist of voices of several men looking back on their childhood neighbourhood, is stylized as an investigation report. The multiple narrator presents the readers with testimonials of eye-witnesses of a tragedy that ... More

skyprincess

Haunting Story

by skyprincess on Dec 26, 2008

The suicide death of a young girl throws her parents into a state of panic concerning the lives of their remaining four beautiful daughters. The girls become prisoners in their home as their mother obsesses over their well-being, refusing to allow them to go out. The neighbor boy (narrator) and his ... More

Rubycanary

Don't be afraid, read it.

by Rubycanary on Nov 29, 2007

I waited years to read this book because I had the idea that it would be darkly disturbing. In essence it is disturbing, but not at all hard to read. It went by so quickly I was shocked when I came to the last page. Five sisters, controlled by a mother who has no idea what kind of harm she is inflicting ... More

MyUtopia

I love Eugenides

by MyUtopia on Jul 9, 2007

It is a beautifully written novel that is almost lyrical. The story is told through the eyes of one of the neighbor boys who obsesses over and ?loves? the girls along with all of his buddies. At one point in the novel the narrator connects the deaths of the stately Elms to the deaths of the five sisters ... More

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